Speech and Language Disorders Directory
Children usually reach speech milestones -- like saying their first words or putting together basic sentences -- by a certain age. However, some children experience delays in speech and language development, which may signal a speech or language disorder. Stroke and other disorders may also cause disorders in other people. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about types of speech or language disorders, symptoms, how to treat it, and much more.
An Overview of Aphasia
Asphasia commonly affects people who've had a stroke or other injury to the part of the brain that controls language. WebMD explains how aphasia affects speech, writing, and language comprehension.
The Speech and Swallowing Problems of Multiple Sclerosis
Swallowing and speech difficulties are complications of multiple sclerosis. Learn more about steps to take to minimize problems and where to look for help.
Stuttering in Children: Causes and Therapies
WebMD explains the causes of stuttering in preschool-age children and tells you when to seek professional help.
Recognizing Developmental Delays in Your Child: Ages 3 to 5
WebMD shows you how to spot developmental delays in children by age.